Irish in Rutland in 1880
Detailing the formation of Irish, Scandinavian, and Italian communities in Rutland during the late nineteenth century, this quarterly contains eight separate articles. The authors rely on the âRutland Heraldâ and the oral histories of family members for sources, and their research illuminates several similarities between these three ethnic communities. These commonalities include the importance of the marble quarries and railroads in attracting immigrants, political and cultural ties with the home country, establishment of support organizations in the community, and the importance of religion in peopleâs daily lives. Also incorporated in this quarterly are two photographs of Irish quarry and railroad workers in Rutland, as well as one photograph of a Swedish fraternity.